Avengers: Age of UltronEverywhere

By the time you finish reading this sentence, this sequel will have made another million dollars.

Far From the Madding CrowdEmbarcadero

Latest adaption of the classic Thomas Hardy novel stars Carey Mulligan as the independent and beautiful Bathsheba, who must choose between the three very different men who fall in love with her. Meanwhile, I will continue to be, as I have been since reading the book in high school, annoyed by the use of the word "madding" in the title. In fact, I'd say it's downright maddening.

Adult BeginnersPresidio

Those jonesing for some Nick Kroll after the conclusion of his "Kroll Show" in March need look no further than this indie comedy in which he plays an entrepreneur in New York who loses it all, leaves Manhattan, and ventures to the suburbs to live with his pregnant sister and her family. Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale co-star.

Misery Loves ComedyRoxie

Documentary from comedian Kevin Pollack about stand-up comedy, being funny, and what fuels it. Over 50 famous funny people are featured in the film offering anecdotes and insights, but if you want to learn about comedy from a viewpoint that isn't primarily white and male, you should probably look elsewhere.

SFIFFMultiple Venues

The San Francisco International Film Festival enters its second week, and there are still plenty of movies and presentations to see. Here are a few picks for the weekend:

Tonight: The fantastic documentary Romeo Is Bleeding gets its first San Francisco showing with director, Jason Zeldes, and the film's subject, Donté Clark, expected to attend for a Q&A.

Saturday: Actor Jason Segel and director James Ponsoldt are scheduled to appear at the screening of The End of the Tour, in which Segel stars as author David Foster Wallace.

Sunday: The documentary Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents, with the film's director and producers in attendance. (And maybe even a Resident or two, though would we ever really know?)